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Good Vision Glasses to conduct an outreach

Written by  Daniel Namwini
Primary School pupils like these ones to benefit from the programme - File Photo Primary School pupils like these ones to benefit from the programme - File Photo

Lilongwe, November 4, 2017: As on way of providing visual basic care in the country, a German non-profit Organization, Good Vision Glasses is set to conduct its first school outreach donations in Lilongwe district from November 6-7, 2017.

In a statement signed by the Country Director of Good Vision Glasses, Gani Malata Friday stated that pupils of Kauma schools in Area 12, Lilongwe will be screened and they will be receiving eye glasses for free.

The Organization will conduct commercial outreach at Maula Parish and Kauma village on November 4 and 5, 2017, so that the public can get tested and purchase high-quality as well as affordable prescription and reading glasses starting at a price of K3,000 for a basic version.

Good Vision Glasses are made out of non-allergic and extremely duration spring steel wire and are locally manufactured by Malawians, using and award-winning German technology which allows for instant assembly and fitting.

The statement said, these glasses are distributed via a network of staff trained in optometry by German opticians, based on a curriculum certified by the Medical Council of Malawi (MCM).

The Organization has started to build shops with the first ones are in Zomba and Blantyre.

The Organization is continually seeking to expand cooperation’s with hospitals, pharmacies, medical aid schemes and aid Organizations. The aim is to cover the whole Malawi within the next five years.

The Organization operates as a social enterprise offering its products at an affordable price.

Additionally, the Organization is running a donation program, particularly targeting government schools. With the support of teachers and school authorities, children with vision impairment are selected and if east Malawi benefited from this programme.

“Now, our effort will be extended to Lilongwe district and more outreach will be conducted subsequently,” the press release indicated.

Especially for children, it is vital to have eye problems corrected in order for them to be able to properly deliver their full academic potential and for adults, proper eyesight is crucial to gain a living and participate in social life.

Malata highlighted that, “We offer a complete and thus unique solution for providing basic care in Malawi. It encompasses local production, education, vision test at no cost as well as instant assembly and fitting of durable, appealing glasses in different colors, sizes and at varying pupil distances”

“We service the glasses and provide lens replacement as it becomes necessary.” It adds.

He said they want to make their presents in Lilongwe district within the upcoming months through further outreaches and eventually points of sale in the form of their own shops and cooperation’s with hospitals as well as pharmacies.

Good Vision Glasses started operate in the country, three years ago with headquarters in Zomba is a trademark of one Dollar Glasses Limited, non-governmental Organization, providing vision impairment correction services in developing countries.

The statement stated that Good Vision Glasses estimates that around 15 per cent of people living in the country need affordable eyeglasses.

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